Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel: Crystal Lotus Restaurant

Good fun and good food go hand in hand! If you visit Hong Kong Disneyland, do complete the experience by dining at restaurants in the park as well as at the two Disneyland hotels — Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Hollywood Hotel.

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

Hong Kong Disneyland Hotel

The picturesque Disneyland Hotel looks like a fairytale palace set during Victorian times.

Crystal Lotus Restaurant interior

Crystal Lotus Restaurant interior

One of the dining options in this hotel is award-winning Chinese restaurant Crystal Lotus — serving Sichuan, Beijing, Shanghai, and Cantonese cuisine.

Crystal Lotus restaurant interior

Crystal Lotus restaurant interior

With lofty ceilings and natural sunlight streaming in from the tall windows, the restaurant interior is grand yet inviting.

Garden view

Garden view

Looking out the windows, there’s a lovely view of the sea and beautiful landscaped gardens outside.

Smoked duck & pomelo salad

Pomelo Nectar & Duck Breast Salad

Our first course was smoked duck & pomelo salad. This combination of salty ham-like smoked duck, juicy pomelo, and sweet sour dressing was highly appetizing.

Exclusive to Crystal Lotus, the highlight in this restaurant is Disney character dimsum.

Three Little Pigs

Little Pig Barbecue Pork Bun

OMG aren’t these little piggies absolutely adorable? We almost couldn’t bear to bite into them!

Well, almost. Hee! These are char siew buns! The skin is soft and fluffy, and the char siew filling is moist and tasty. *thumbs up*

Little Green Men

Little Green Men Pork & Vegetable Bun

The Little Green Men buns have denser and thicker dough, probably necessary to sculpt this design. The filling is a mixture of vegetable and pork, which was a little on the dry side.

Mickey Mouse pancakes

Mickey’s Seafood Glutinous Pancake

Although we couldn’t really discern the taste of seafood in these pancakes, they were pleasant to munch on. Tastes quite similar to scallion pancakes 葱油饼.

Scallop soup in coconut

Double-boiled Conpoy & Chicken Soup in Little Coconut

Spot this Hidden Mickey! In this case, it’s winter melon (I think) and dried scallop Mickey. This soup is classic Cantonese double-boiled chicken soup — light, clear, and packed with wholesome flavor.

Prawns

Wok-fried King Prawns & Kale Stems in Black Bean Sauce

This is a tasty stirfry of fat prawns and crunchy kale stems.

Beef

Wok-fried Tenderloin of Beef Cubes, Mushrooms & Sweet Bell Peppers

This stirfry of tender beef, king oyster mushroom and sweet bell peppers is also very nice. Great balance of timing and seasoning.

Fried rice

Fried Rice with Conpoy & Egg White

There’s a subtle fragrance of wok hei here. The rice isn’t too oily, and the use of egg white makes this fried rice less rich (in a good way).

Pear

Double-boiled Whole Chinese Pear topped with Aged Mandarin Peel

We completed the meal with this refreshing pear dessert. There’s a little shot glass of honey to add to the sweet soup, but we thought the soup was just right on its own.

If you’re interested to try the Disney character dimsum, they are available on weekends and public holidays. Call the hotel hotline +852 3510 6000 to pre-book the dimsum.

Many thanks to AGENDA (Hong Kong) for the invitation and gracious hospitality.

Photo(s) in this post are taken with Sony NEX-3N (review unit from Sony Singapore).

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